Long Island, NY-based progressive hardcore band Glassjaw was formed by singer Daryl Palumbo and guitarist Justin Beck in 1994, longtime friends who began collaborating as teens. Roster changes regularly plagued the influential group during its formative years, with guitarist Todd N. Weinstock, bassist Manuel Carrero, and drummer Sammy Siegler completing the lineup for Glassjaw's 2000 debut album, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Silence. Siegler was replaced by ex-Orange 9MM drummer Larry Gorman for the band's summer tour in support of the Deftones. Carrero was also replaced by Dave Allen. Two years later, Glassjaw inked a deal with Warner Bros. and issued Worship and Tribute in July 2002. The band slowly became less and less active, seeing more membership changes in late 2004 when Weinstock left to pursue his own band, the retro-dance outfit Men, Women and Children, and Manuel Carrero rejoined in place of a departed Allen. Singer Daryl Palumbo's side project, Head Automatica, also took Gorman away, Durijah Lang coming on in his place. After about a two-year hiatus, Glassjaw played a handful of shows in 2005 and got back together again in late 2006 for a stretch of tour dates.